Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), The Hague

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View most of M.C. Escher's prints at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), delve into the world of optical illusions, and see the Impossible Penrose Triangle. Dedicated to the country's most famous graphic artist, the museum features permanent exhibits of mind-boggling pieces fashioned to confuse the human mind. See endless staircases, twisted spaces, giant children, and tiny adults. Highlights include a 7 m (23 ft) long woodcut intended to depict eternity and infinity by deceiving perception; chandeliers shaped like sharks, spiders, and skulls; and infinity mirrors. Make Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) a part of your The Hague vacation plans using our The Hague trip itinerary builder app.
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  • The museum is actually 3 exhibits in one - the main attraction is Escher, but the secondary and tertiary exhibits of the palace itself along with the fascinating chandeliers is worth the 11 Euros... 
    The museum is actually 3 exhibits in one - the main attraction is Escher, but the secondary and tertiary exhibits of the palace itself along with the fascinating chandeliers is worth the 11 Euros...  more »
  • Having been a fan of Escher for many many years I was so enthralled to finally get to see his works in a museum. What is an added benefit is the museum is a former palace to the Queen’s Mother. The... 
    Having been a fan of Escher for many many years I was so enthralled to finally get to see his works in a museum. What is an added benefit is the museum is a former palace to the Queen’s Mother. The...  more »
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  • Very interesting. The bottom 2 floors describe his work and the top floor houses various illusions using principles of Escher's work. It's okay, but not great for kids. Do something more kid friend before or after
  • Great manageable size, perfect way to spend 1.5-2hrs. Staff very helpful, including one staff member who joined me briefly for one of the optical illusion activities to make it work as I was visiting alone. The palace itself is also interesting too and the fusion of its history into the visit was an added bonus.

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